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MASS MoCA

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87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
http://massmoca.org/

July 2021

Bang on a Can: Loud Weekend

July 30 - July 31
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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A two-day festival of genre-bending sound featuring dozens of composers and performers, the electric Bang on a Can All-Stars Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, and special guests.

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August 2021

The Roots

August 22 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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$60 – $125

Formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, PA, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business. Named one of the "50 Greatest Live Acts" by Rolling Stone, The Roots are the official house band on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" where they've performed every Monday-Friday since 2014.

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September 2021

Outdoor Exhibition – Taryn Simon: The Pipes

September 16 - September 26
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Taryn Simon returns to MASS MoCA with her large-scale outdoor sculpture The Pipes. What began as an oversized concrete instrument for a cacophony of global mourning in Simon’s work An Occupation of Loss (The Armory, 2016) will be populated by the sounds, collective call and response, and movements of a living public. The 11 structures that make up the installation – which Simon designed in collaboration with Shohei Shigematsu of architecture firm OMA – are an immersive experience, offered to…

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Outdoor Exhibition: Big Bling

September 16 - September 26
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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The spectacular forty-foot-tall work — the largest temporary installation Puryear has created — is built of wood, Puryear’s signature material, and chain-link fence. Through abstract means, the artist has crafted an ongoing dialogue with history, art history, identity, and politics. Here, “bling,” a slang term for flashy jewelry and accessories, is rooted in the urban youth, hip-hop, and rap culture of the 1990s.

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Fresh Grass Festival

September 24 - September 26
MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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FreshGrass features bluegrass traditionalists and innovators on four stages and platforms throughout the museum’s 16-acre campus. Festival programming also includes FreshScores, a silent film with original live music; FreshGrass commissions and world premieres; instrument and industry workshops; pop-up performances and retail; and local Berkshire food and spirits vendors.

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